As a college, we want to support every learner who is finding their studies or general life more difficult than usual. Our team of counsellors aim to help learners navigate through these difficult times by helping them to find their own solution, coping strategies or linking them in with external agencies.
There are a vast array of reasons why a student may wish to see a counsellor, including:
Struggling with mental health, emotions or stress.
Dealing with grief, relationships or addictions issues.
Concerned for their self, a friend or a whanau member.
Concerned for their personal and/or physical safety.
Our counselling team offer a free and confidential service for learners. They accept self-referrals, or referrals from whanau and staff who are concerned about a learner. Referrals for our counselling team should be sent to email@example.com
Our counsellors at Rolleston College have diverse sets of knowledge, skills and experience. Each counsellor is appropriately trained and maintains a professional registration with an external association.
I am excited to be joining the counselling team at Rolleston College in 2023. I bring a wealth of experience from my previous roles as a school counsellor, technology teacher and tradie. I look forward to supporting our students, staff and whanau. Outside of work, I am a fly-fisher, motorcycle enthusiast and a family man.
I have been with the Rolleston counselling team since July 2022, to assist and support our ākonga (learners) in their growth and wellbeing, with their whānau and the school community. Being a listener, caring for feelings, knowing and valuing each other; together finding solutions to problems and ways to be all of who we are.
2023 is my first year with the Rolleston College whānau and I am excited to become a part od the community! My favourite part of being a counsellor is connecting with young people, and utilising strengths-based approaches to encourage positive changes. Outside of school, my favourite thing to do is read books. I work at Rolleston part-time, 3 days a week.
I have been part of the Rolleston College whānau since 2019. I really enjoy counselling our rangatahi. I journey alongside them as they explore their experiences and stories, working to develop skills and tools to help them change or better manage their lives. I work at Rolleston part-time, 2 days a week.
The Rolleston College Nurses are experienced and qualified in the health care of adolescents. They arefrom the Te Tahi Youth Team (formerly 298), who are the leaders of youth health care in Canterbury.Nurses provide: Youth health assessments Vision and hearing screening Injury assessment and care including ACC Period support Contraception Prescriptions for common conditions A friendly place to sit and talk about anything!
All care is private and confidential for your young person, but we will work in partnership with parents and caregivers when they prefer.
"Hi, I have worked as a school-based nurse in Canterbury and Tasman and am super excited to be here at beautiful Rolleston College. What I love about working with young people is their energy and fresh outlook on life, and I know that the ups and downs of adolescence can be rough but there’s alwayssomething good coming!"Jo
"Hey! I am a paediatric trained nurse with many years experience and I am super excited to be working as a school-based nurse. I love interacting with young people. I find them engaging and intriguing! With adolescence comes challenges, but with support these challenges can be met. Using determination and integrity this can lead to a bright and healthy future."
The Nurse Clinic is:
a self referral clinic via reception
Open between 8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday
Supported by Reception staff who are first aid trained
Situated in the Administration building
Direct line: 03 930 0086
Phone: 03 595 2490
Address: 631 Springston Rolleston Road RollestonNew Zealand, 7614
He kākano i ruia mai i RangiateaThe seed will not be lost.